Cheers and Jeers

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Jeers: To U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz for voting against the Violence Against Women Act. This legislation was a no-brainer, yet you have again decided to pursue a partisan, ideological agenda at the expense of the safety of America's women, children and families. Shame.

-- Karen Sams, Weatherford

Jeers: To state Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, for introducing a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Texas. There are nine other states that have legalized gay marriage, so pack your bags. Cheers to Gov. Rick Perry and conservative Republicans for advocating the ban on same-sex marriage.

-- Dale Zimmerman, Fort Worth

Cheers: To people who support Richard Simpson Park's master plan at Lake Arlington to reflect a balance of sailing, boating, picnicking, walking, exercising at exercise stations, duck watching, celebrating the rental lake facility building with attached event garden adjoining the large parking lot and land for flood-water absorption.

-- Carol Underwood, Arlington

Cheers: To Berry Street Animal Hospital, veterinarian Bobby Daggs, Sunny and Keven for the wonderful care given to my little dog, Abbie.

-- Joe Burnside, Bedford

Cheers: To the firefighters at Station 1 in North Richland Hills who responded to the 911 call I made Feb. 7 after my husband fell. I have never seen such kind, caring men. They would not leave until my husband convinced them that he was all right. We are very grateful.

-- Norma Russell,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: And many thanks to the person who found my purse I had left in a shopping cart at HomeGoods and turned it in to the cashier. Hopefully, you will read this and know how grateful I am.

-- Amy Stien, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Bryan and his crew at B&M Auto Specialists in Mansfield, who once again proved they are the best. My 91-year-old mother took her 17-year-old car there to be serviced. It now runs like new. They are honest and best in the industry. Thanks for fantastic service.

-- Rhonda Lynn, Mansfield

Cheers: To the nice lady ahead of me in line at the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on South Bowen Road who left a $20 bill with the checker to pay on my groceries. Thank you, and may God give you many rich blessings. I'll pass the deed on.

-- Effie Foster, Arlington

Cheers: To Anamia's restaurant in Southlake for their compassion and attentiveness to my elderly mother when she had a fall in the parking lot. Also to the many patrons of Anamia's who stopped to lend a hand and offer up thoughts and prayers for her healing and recovery.

-- Lana Shelton, Colleyville

Cheers: To the folks at Staples on Overton Ridge Boulevard in Fort Worth; manager Curtis and techs Evan, Randy and David. They are outstanding in knowledge, attitude and service, before and after the sale.

-- Joe and Hannah Klein,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the two ladies at the Olive Garden in Weatherford who were thoughtful in paying for my lunch, and to my waitress, Cheyenne. They shared their love and warmth with me on Valentine's Day. Thank you for caring.

-- Noney Coker, Aledo

Cheers: To Kevin from Jet's Pizza off Davis Boulevard. I went in to pick up my pizza order for my girls' slumber party and noticed it was the wrong style. Kevin quickly resolved the matter and has found a local customer for life!

-- Michael Garinger,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Jim Kuipers of Kuipers Quality Construction for not only coming to my 88-year-old mother's home on such short notice, but not trying to upsell her. Character and integrity are so rare these days. Thank you.

-- Steven Murphy, Fort Worth

Cheers: To a very nice gentleman who paid a generous compliment and tip to my nephew at the Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Store in Benbrook on Feb. 16. He felt very blessed, and he immediately paid it forward.

-- Lanelle Libby, Benbrook

Jeers: To those who treat the left lane like your private lane and drive at or below the speed limit. There is a reason it's called the passing lane. You probably also think the on-ramp traffic has the right of way and chew with your mouth open!

-- Mike Deardorff, Arlington

Cheers: To Charles Fairchild and Ervin Leschber for volunteering at the Benbrook Senior Citizens Center preparing taxes. They are very much appreciated. Thanks for all you do.

-- Troy and Emma Tubbs,


Cheers: To the couple who paid for our lunch at Our Place in Burleson on Jan 23. That was so thoughtful. Thank you.

-- Marilyn Evarts, Burleson

Cheers: To the Grapevine and Colleyville Heritage high school choirs, their directors (Pat Antinone, Cody Dickson and Lauren Fisher) and the orchestra for the concert "Gloria" in Grapevine. It was a glorious evening! Thank you!

-- Joan Kowalski, Grapevine

Cheers: To Councilwoman Lana Wolff and the future-thinking Arlington City Council for recommending clearing the excess telephone and utility poles out of downtown. With the new look, new restaurants, UT Arlington and Levitt Pavilion, all we need now is a loft and condo boom to really get a pedestrian vibe going!

-- Mark Schatzman, Arlington

Cheers: To the Northwood Church and Tim Pearce for doing so much for the Haltom City Senior Citizen Center. They should be commended for all the good things they do for us. Thanks, Tim!

-- Margie Wooley, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Darla's Florist in North Richland Hills. They were so gracious and accommodating to help when we called in with a last-minute request. Darla, Marguerite and Carmel are so nice to do business with, and the arrangement was beautiful!

-- Susan Meador,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To a gentleman at Kroger in southwest Arlington for the beautiful roses he gave to me after I commented on the roses he had purchased for his girlfriend. Thanks so much, Dale. This senior widow will never forget you and your thoughtfulness. As you requested, I will pay it forward.

-- Jean O'Toole, Arlington

Cheers: To the middle school children from Applied Learning Academy who volunteer as crossing guards at Riverside Applied Learning Center. What a great way to teach these children about safety and give them some responsibility!

-- Manuel Guerrero, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the person or persons who paid for my and my granddaughter's lunch at Chick-fil-A on John Jones Road in Burleson. That made our day very much to know that there are very nice folks out there. May God Bless you.

-- Etta Willis, Burleson

Cheers: To G-Force Dance Legacy Studio in Benbrook for encouraging education by creating a quiet area at the studio dedicated to homework. Now our kids can catch up on their school work during class breaks and wait times, instead of doing it late at night.

-- Flávia Paulino, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the gentlemen who waited for me last Feb. 16 in front of a restaurant on Little Road to give me the vehicle description and license number of the person who drove into the side of my vehicle and then fled the scene. The damage was significant.

-- Karl Warkentin,


Cheers: To Vicky at the U.S. Post Office on Melear Drive in Arlington. I called and was helped without having to go through an automated system.

-- Susan Warren, Arlington

Jeers: And shame on those people who took cell phone photos at Chris Kyle's memorial service, especially the gentleman in front of me, even after an usher asked him to stop. I'm a Navy mom, and it saddened me that spectators dishonored this veteran in that way.

-- Sharon Zschirnt, Arlington

Cheers: To the customer at the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles in North Richland Hills. She offered my 89-year-old dad her "take a number and wait" ticket. It was a much lower number than Dad's, which would give him quicker service.

-- Susan Day, Montgomery

Cheers: To Deymi Delante Garrindo, a great student at Leonard Middle School! She is a leader by example. She does everything I ask of her quickly and quietly. She has earned a 100 average for the first four six weeks. She is a joy to teach.

-- Stuart Sumner, Fort Worth

Cheers: To two wonderful friends, Ken and Robby, for helping me get through the passing of my mother, Rose Moon.

-- Robert Moon, Fort Worth

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